Welcome to YouYoga!!! My name is Ericka and I began this blog, because I am a yoga student that has made the big step into becoming a yoga teacher. Mind you, this was the biggest, slowest, longest step that I have ever taken in my life. I got my certification from KC Fitness Link 4 years ago this summer…and I walked through the door of teaching just this winter in Overland Park and Prairie Village, Kansas. Long step, right? Just like all people, when we try something new our lovely friend “doubt” pops up, and encourages us to do something else.
I found all kinds of something else to do too!!! However, this yoga thing would not go away….it was ever-present at work, in conversations with friends, and family. In fact, I began taking a yoga class with my dear friend from work. And just like the warmth of the sun on a cool, crisp Fall day….it felt so good, and so right. In those moments of practice, I began to realize that when I practice yoga I also become myself. Not trying to be anything more….just myself.
As a young child my favorite pass time was to move with music…no limits, no expectations, no boundaries…just freedom of expressions, along with joy of movement. That is what yoga does for me as an adult today!! I feel in the flow of life as I heard Oprah say. It is my wish that all who practice yoga experience on some level this flow of life. This moment where you become one with your true self…..no limilts, no expectations, no boundaries…just freedom!
As a teacher, I encourage my students to let go and just be. As adults how often are we allowed such a moment? As a reader of my blog it is my hope that by sharing my personal stories of teaching, and maybe even some of my life’s lessons too. It will allow you a moment to let go, and just be.